Aspen Valley Hospital (AVH), an award-winning critical access hospital serving the Aspen and Roaring Fork Valley communities, announces the return of its June Health Fair, featuring blood draws on Thursday, June 7; Saturday, June 9; and Sunday, June 10, plus additional, free screenings and information stations at AVH in Aspen on June 10. All activities will take place 8:00 – 11:00 a.m. each day, with locations differing by date. Appointments for the blood draws are highly encouraged, though walk-ins will also be accommodated. The public is invited to register at aspenhospital.org/Health-Fairs. Payment will be taken at the event, cash or check only.

 

Dave Ressler, CEO of Aspen Valley Hospital, is looking forward to the fair: “A vibrant, healthy community is the Hospital’s top priority. Our annual health fairs provide an excellent opportunity for community members to take positive steps in caring for their overall health.”

HEALTH FAIR DATES AND LOCATIONS

Thursday, June 7, 8:00 – 11:00 a.m. 
Aspen Valley Hospital
0​401 Castle Creek Road, Aspen, CO
Blood draw ONLY

Saturday, June 9, 8:00 – 11:00 a.m.
El Jebel Community Center
0020 Eagle County Drive, El Jebel, CO 
Blood draw ONLY

Sunday, June 10, 8:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Aspen Valley Hospital
0​401 Castle Creek Road, Aspen, CO
Blood draw, plus free screenings and information stations!

 

LAB TESTS OFFERED

Aspen Valley Hospital will offer four lab tests at the fair, plus a take-home colorectal cancer screening kit. The blood work requires fasting for 12 hours (with the exception of water). Diabetics should contact their physician regarding fasting. A paper copy of lab results will be sent to participants within three weeks of their draw date, with results available online if requested at time of registration. As a reminder, participants’ personal doctors will not automatically receive the lab results. It is the responsibility of each individual participant to schedule a follow-up with their own doctor to discuss results. Each test is available at a great discount for the community:

 

  • Health Fair Profile – $65.00

The Health Fair Profile tests 32 metabolic functions: blood sugar; lipids including cholesterol/triglycerides/HDL/LDL; kidney and liver function; complete blood count; thyroid stimulating hormone, and more. Fasting for at least 12 hours with the exception of water is recommended. Diabetics should contact their physician for instructions.

 

  • Cardio C-Reactive Protein (CRP) – $35.00

Cardio CRP tests elevated levels of C-reactive protein that can indicate vascular inflammation.

 

  • Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) – $35.00

PSA tests are recommended annually for men 50 years of age and older. A baseline test is recommended for men 40 years of age and earlier with family history of prostate cancer or prostate issues.

 

  • Vitamin D – $45.00

The Vitamin D test measures concise levels of D2 (nutritional absorption), D3 (sunshine absorption) and total amount of vitamin D to define, sufficient, insufficient or deficient levels.

 

  • Colorectal Cancer Screening Kit – $25.00

The InSure Fit Colon screening kit is a take-home kit that measures hemoglobin which does not react with non-human hemoglobin, vitamins, drugs or issues from food. There is no special diet required.

Blood draw participants are asked to arrive at least an hour prior to closing. Cash or check only. AVH will have an ATM onsite for convenience. AVH does caution that all lab screening results are considered preliminary. A complete review and examination by a healthcare provider is always recommended. 

FREE SCREEENINGS & INFORMATION STATIONS ON SUNDAY, JUNE 10

 

In addition to the blood draw, free screenings and information stations will be available on Sunday, June 10, located in the new west wing at AVH in Aspen. Free screenings include air flow and oximetry, blood pressure, body mass index and waist circumference, eye pressure, oral exams, orthopedic exams, skin exams and vision testing. Screeners include nurses; respiratory therapists; an ear, nose and throat specialist; ophthalmologist; dermatologist, registered dietitian and orthopedist.

 

Information stations will address topics such as trauma prevention, mental health awareness, alcohol addiction, nutrition, assisted living, bike share and more. There will also be a “relaxation station,” offering free chair massages. On June 10, participants are encouraged to arrive at least an hour prior to closing. 

 

More information about the Health Fair can be found at aspenhospital.org/Health-Fairs.

 

ABOUT ASPEN VALLEY HOSPITAL

Founded in 1891, Aspen Valley Hospital (AVH) is one of the most sophisticated rural hospitals in the U.S. With twenty-five beds, AVH is designated as a critical access hospital and level III trauma center, meeting the needs of the Aspen and Roaring Fork Valley communities, plus thousands of visitors from around the world every year. Combining the warmth and friendliness of a small town with the technical expertise of a major medical center, AVH has been recognized with numerous awards, including a Five-Star Rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid; “Hospital of Choice” award (based on Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems results); and a “Top 20 Best Practice in Financial Stability” desgination from the National Rural Health Association for critical access hospitals in the U.S., among others. AVH offers a full range of services with board-certified specialists in 25 fields of medicine, with expanded expertise in orthopedics and sports medicine. For over 125 years, Aspen Valley Hospital has been working to deliver extraordinary healthcare in an environment of excellence, compassion and trust. Learn more at aspenhospital.org or 970/925-1120.

 

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